provided by SpringerNature Limited, Macmillan Education, The Macmillan
Campus, 4 Crinan Street, London, N1 9XW UK, firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out
in this policy. Below you will find information on how we use your personal
data, for which purposes your personal data is used, with whom it is shared and
what control and information rights you may have.
I. Summary of our processing activities
- The following summary provides you with a quick overview of the
processing activities that are undertaken on our website. You will find more
detailed information under the indicated sections below.
- When you visit our website for informational reasons
without setting up an account, only limited personal data will be processed to
provide you with the website itself (see III).
- In case you register for one our services (e.g.
discussion forum, blog or web shop) or subscribe to our newsletter, further
personal data will be processed in the scope of such services (see IV, V and VI).
- Furthermore, your personal data will be used to
provide you with interesting advertising for our services and products (see VIII) and for
statistical analysis that helps us to improve our website (see IX). Additionally, we
improve your website experience with third party content (see X).
- Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties
(see XI) that might be
located outside your country of residence; potentially, different data
protection standards may apply (see XII).
- We have implemented appropriate safeguards to secure
your personal data (see XIII) and retain your
personal data only as long as necessary (see XIV).
- Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be
entitled to exercise certain rights with regard to the processing of your
personal data (see XV).
Personal data: means any information relating to a natural
person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by
reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location
data, or an online identifier.
Processing: means any operation which is performed on
personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring,
storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.
Informational use of the website
When you visit our website for
informational reasons, i.e. without registering for any of our provided
services listed under IV and without providing us with
personal data in any other form, we may automatically collect additional
information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases
and which is automatically recognised by our server, such as:
- IP address;
- device type, name and IDs;
- the date and time of your requests;
- the content of your requests;
- information on your browser
- your screen resolution;
- information on your operating
system, including language settings.
We use such information only to
assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the
needs of your device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect
broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use.
The personal data automatically
collected is necessary for us to provide the website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1
lit. b GDPR, and for our legitimate interest to guarantee the website’s
stability and security, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Personal data that is collected
automatically is retained for 24 months and properly erased afterwards.
Our website offers a
web shop. In order to use the aforementioned services you have to set up an
account. With regard to the registration of an account and its subsequent use,
The information that
is necessary for the performance of the service is labelled accordingly. All
further information is provided voluntarily.
will process the personal data you provide to:
- Identify you at sign-in;
- Provide you with the services and
information offered through the website or which you request;
- Administer your account;
- Communicate with you;
We use the personal data and contact data you provide
by registration to inform you directly about our additional products and
services. The use of your personal data for directly advertising related
products and services is a legitimate interest for us as a provider of this
website, Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR.
You can object to the use of your personal data for
direct marketing at any time. We will then refrain from any processing to the
extent it is related to such purposes. You can inform us about your objection
by contacting us at email@example.com
Your personal data is, in the absence of exceptions within the specific
services mentioned below, retained for as long as your user account is used.
After deletion of your account, your personal data will be erased 24 months
later. Statutory storage obligations or the need for legal actions that may
arise from misconduct within the services or payment problems can lead to a
longer retention of your personal data. In this case, we will inform you
1. Web shop
For the use of our web shop you have to set up an account as described
under IV. Your customer account retains your personal
data for future purchases. You can delete the personal data as well as the
account in your account’s settings. This processing is based on Article 6 sec.
1 sent. 1 lit. b.]
By statutory law we are required to retain the provided financial data
in relation to transactions (including address, payment and order information)
for 4 years. However, after 7 years we will restrict the processing of your
personal data to comply with the statutory requirements and will not process
the personal data any further. Regarding
this, the retention of your personal data is based on Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1
lit. c GDPR.
VI. Automated decision making
do not use your personal data for automated decision making which produces
concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.
For statistical analyses we use a tool called Google
Analytics a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, Googleplex, Mountain
View, California, U.S, to collect information about the use of this site.
VIII. The tool collects information such
as users visiting the website, what content pages are accessed, IP addresses
(geographic location), type of device you are accessing the website on,
language of device you are accessing the website on, etc. We use the information
we get from Google Analytics only to determine the most useful information you
are looking for, and to improve and optimise this website. We do not combine
the information collected through the use of Google Analytics with personal
IX. The information generated about
your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google Analytics
on servers in the United States. Google Analytics collects only the IP address
assigned to you on the date you visit this site, rather than your name or any
other identifying information. The provider will use this information in order
to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities
and to provide other services relating to website and internet use to us.
The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6
sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest to analyse
our website’s traffic to improve the user’s experience and to optimise the
website in general.
1. Third party content and social media plug-ins
We use the following social media plug-ins: Twitter. This allows you to
communicate with such services and like or comment from our website. Social
media plug-ins enable a direct communication between your device and the
servers of the social media provider, allowing the social media provider to
communicate with you and collect information about you browsing our website. This processing is based on Article 6 sec. 1
sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our legitimate interest to improve your website
experience and to optimise our services.
Transfer of personal data takes places whether you have an account with
the provider or not.
Please note that we neither have the control of the extent of personal
data that is collected by the respective plug-in provider nor do we know the
processing’s purpose or the period your personal data will be retained.
Further information about the processing of your personal data in the
Moreover, you will be provided with further information with regard to your
rights and setting concerning privacy.
We use the Youtube’s service in order
to host videos on our website. This
processing is based on Article 6 sec. 1 sent. 1 lit. f GDPR and represents our
legitimate interest to improve your website experience and to optimise our
browser will directly communicate with Youtube YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry
CA 94066, USA. We do not have any influence on Youtube’s data processing
information https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/7671399?hl=en-GB. Here you
can find information about your rights and privacy settings. Your data
will be sent to a country outside the EEA.
X. Cross border data transfers
Within the scope of our information sharing
activities set out above, your personal data may be transferred to other
countries (including countries outside the EEA) which may have different data
protection standards from your country of residence. Please note that data
processed in a foreign country may be subject to foreign laws and accessible to
foreign governments, courts, law enforcement, and regulatory agencies. However,
we will endeavour to take reasonable measures to maintain an adequate level of
data protection when sharing your personal data with such countries.
In the case of a transfer to
a country outside of the EEA, this transfer is safeguarded by EU Standard Contractual Clauses.
You can find further information about the aforementioned safeguards under :
contacting the Data
Protection Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have reasonable state of the art
security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration
of personal data under our control. For example, our security and privacy
policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only
authorised personnel have access to personal data. Whilst we cannot ensure or
guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we
use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.
You should bear in mind that
submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot
guarantee the security of information you submit via our website whilst it is
in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.
to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods
set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the
purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required
by statutory retention requirements.
Under the legislation applicable to you, you may
be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:
1. require (i) information as to whether your
personal data is retained and (ii) access to and/or duplicates of your personal
data retained, including the purposes of the processing, the categories of
personal data concerned, and the data recipients as well as potential retention
2. request rectification, removal or restriction
of your personal data, e.g. because (i) it is incomplete or inaccurate, (ii) it
is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or (iii) the
consent on which the processing was based has been withdrawn;
3. refuse to provide and – without impact to
data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal –
withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time;
4. object, on grounds relating to your
particular situation, that your personal data shall be subject to a processing.
In this case, please provide us with information about your particular
situation. After the assessment of the facts presented by you we will either
stop processing your personal data or present you our compelling legitimate
grounds for an ongoing processing;
5. take legal actions in relation to any
potential breach of your rights regarding the processing of your personal data,
as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators;
6. require (i) to receive the personal
data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly
used and machine-readable format and (ii) to transmit those data to another
controller without hindrance from our side; where technically feasible you
shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to
another controller; and/or
7. not to be subject to any automated decision
making, including profiling (automatic decisions based on data processing by
automatic means, for the purpose of assessing several personal aspects) which
produce legal effects on you or affects you with similar significance.
You may (i) exercise the rights referred to
above or (ii) pose any questions or (iii) make any complaints regarding our
data processing by contacting us using the contact details set out below.
XIV. Contacting us
Please submit any questions, concerns
personal data by email to our Group Data Protection Officer. You can contact
our Group Data Protection Officer via email@example.com.
The information you provide when
contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org will be processed to handle your
request and will be erased when your request is completed. Alternatively, we
will restrict the processing of the respective information in accordance with statutory retention requirements.
XV. Amendments to this policy
We reserve the right to change this
policy from time to time by updating our website respectively. Please visit the
was last updated in May 2018.